The ceremony at the city’s Beverly Hilton Hotel saw prizes handed out to leading figures of the movie industry, with Robert Duvall and Annette Bening taking the coveted Best Actor/Actress awards.
Swank presented her Conviction co-star Sam Rockwell with the Best Supporting Actor prize and Bryce Dallas Howard handed the Best Supporting Actress trophy to Helena Bonham Carter, while The Hangover’s Zach Galifianakis was named Best Comedy Actor.
Mulligan took to the stage to hand a Breakthrough award to her Never Let Me Go co-star Andrew Garfield, while Alice In Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska picked up the other Breakthrough prize.
Other honours went to Danny Boyle (Producer Award), Tom Hooper (Director Award), Jennifer Lawrence (New Hollywood Award), Morgan Freeman (Innovator Award) and Christopher Nolan (Hollywood Movie Award).
Leighton Meester, Noomi Rapace and Milla Jovovich all accepted Hollywood Spotlight Awards.
Sean Penn was handed the Humanitarian Award, while Stallone’s The Expendables co-stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis teamed up to hand their pal the Career Achievement Award.